Iowa's representative regiment on the firing line in France
has again been in action, and at least 4 dead and 23 wounded are
added to the casualty list of the One Hundred Sixty-eighth
Most of the dead and wounded are included in
the casualty list announced yesterday afternoon by the war
department, and are from Company M, originally recruited at Red
Oak and Atlantic.
The dead are:
CORPORAL ALBERT E.
BEHMER, Sutherland, Ia.
PRIVATE CECIL M. CONLEY, father O.
O. Conley, Atlantic.
PRIVATE FRED H. TURNER, father R. R.
PRIVATE FRED C. BRUMMETT, Clarinda, Ia.
The wounded are:
Private Lyle W. Barns, Quimby, Ia.,
Private Lloyd Culp, Atlantic, Ia., severely.
Private J. O. Fudge, Atlantic, Ia., severely.
Harold Kjar, Atlantic, Ia., severely.
Corporal George O.
Marcher, Alta, Ia., severely.
Private Robert G. Petty,
Carson, Ia., severely.
Private Albert L. Rudig, Griswold,
Private Ralph Rutherford, mother lives at
Outten, Ill., enlisted in Atlantic, severely.
Joseph G. Swanson, Red Oak, Ia., severely.
Percival Vining, Woodburn, Ia., severely.
Private John R.
Telfer, Red Oak, Ia., slightly.
Private Fred J. Robinson,
Storm Lake, Ia., slightly.
Private Edwin L. Jarvin,
Creston, Ia., slightly.
Private Otto Francen, Red Oak,
Private Leslie Johnson, Riverton, Ia.,
Private Loren L. Goddard, Fairfield, Ia.,
Private Henry H. Fall, Red Oak, Ia., slightly.
Capt. Ed Steller, Ottumwa, Ia., slightly.
Clinton A. Rhoades, Ottumwa, Ia., slightly.
Proctor, Ottumwa, Ia., slightly.
Private George C. Mattox,
Ottumwa, Ia., slightly.
Private William C. Lindsey,
Ottumwa, Ia., slightly.
Private James A. Burns, Ottumwa,
In addition to these names, which have been
located on a roster of the One Hundred Sixty-eighth, the
following other casualties, which may include some Iowans, were
Killed in action:
Died of wounds:
Sergt. Joseph L. Cip.
Accidentally killed: Private Harry Watkins.
disease: Sergt. C. G. Bailey, septicemia; Corporal Oscar W.
Ahlberg, pneumonia; Private Harry S. Briggs, heart failure;
Thomas R. Brown, tuberculosis; John Bruny, diphtheria; John H.
Howell, septicemia; Walter C. Jennings, diphtheria; Jess E.
McCarthy, pneumonia; Merritt M. Rhodes, pneumonia.
severely--Lieut. Bernard Vant Hof, Harlan W. Chamberlain, William
H. Dean, Harry A. Templeton.
Wounded slightly--Capt. Hugh
H. Barber, Lieut. Horace B. Smith, Sergeants Seth A. Hensley,
Lawrence J. Quigley, Oliver La Casse, and Henry A. Morgan;
Corporals John Greaves, Ernest P. Biegler, Robert G. Andrews,
Otto S. martin, and George Murphy; Privates Joseph Justav, Harold
Kiemm, Emil Krobath, Joe Letourneau, Clarence W. Lilly, James P.
Moore, Philip Newman, Trafton H. Overlock, Lester T. Pelton,
Einar T. Petterson, Edward G. Placis, William H. Satterfield,
Everett H. Cott, William H. Taylor, Robert Thompson, Frank Z.
Valley, Robert Willis, Thomas S. Page, Darrell L. Barber, Keith
S. Graul, Howard Hirschman and Harry K. Duddleson.
Ed Steller and the five other Ottumwa men were wounded in actions
of March 7 and 8. Private Brummett is reported to have died of
wounds. His company has not previously figured in the casualty
lists. The other casualties listed are all from Company M, with
the exception of Private Rutherford, who was a member of the
Every battalion of the regiment has
now been on the firing line, or at least some companies of each
battalion, as the casualty lists announced so far contain names
from companies in each battalion.
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C. Cecil Conley, Fred Turner, Lloyd Culp, J. O.
Fudge, Harold Kjar, Albert Rudig, Ralph Rutherford contributed by
Eileen Reed, September, 2016
~ reprinted here with permission by Cheryl Siebrass
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